Our friends Pierre and Christina found the perfect gift for Libby and me. They invited us to spend a day on Lake Champlain with them on their cruising boat.
We met in Burlington, had lunch at Jen's house, then down to the boat. Their vessel is a 36' steel cutter, designed and built by Pierre himself. She's a fine vessel (we learned however than in French, one says he's a fine vessel). It felt especially good to handle a heavy displacement vessel with a tiller.
The winds were fair, and we sailed close hauled all the way down to Porter Bay. Blog readers know that Porter Bay is one our our favorite places but our hosts have never been there. It was a great sail. The next morning, the wind picked up thus providing another great sail back to Burlington with the wind behind us. Pierre and Christina said that since beginning their summer cruise a week ago, they haven't needed to motor onece. Cool.
Anyhow, Pierre and Christina are some of the swetest people we know. The four of us get along famously, and we enjoy each other's company. Hopefully, we'll get to see them again before the summer is over.
Thank you for a great day.
|Christina at the helm|
|Pierre, Libby, Christina at the bow|